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Spring Color Trend: Yellow Fashion

“Consumers look to spring for renewed energy, optimism and the promise of a brighter day,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. It’s true. When warmer weather starts to rear it’s sunshine-y head, you can’t help but tuck away your dreary Fall palette for happier hues. Next to Pantone’s ‘Tangerine Tango’, yellow fashion may just be Spring’s second favorite trend, with appearances on Bill Blass runways and more. Solar Power and Cyber Yellow decked out everything from sporty rain coats to full-length evening gowns.

How to Wear Yellow Fashion

Susana Monaco

Whether designers went rich and romantic or clean and classic with the glowing tone, one thing is clear: anyone can wear yellow. There’s something lovable and attainable about the shade that often beats out equally bright pigments like pink or turquoise. Fashionistas of bohemian, sporty and preppy styling alike can all pull from Spring’s yellow trend to make it their own.

Susana Monaco Slim Skirt, $73 from Shopbop

A body con dress or skirt is a great essential that (if long enough) can be taken from the office to after hours. Pair a lemony-fresh yellow skirt with a black or white sheer button-up and blazer for work. Remove the button-up to reveal an equally tight tank or cami, and throw on some statement jewelry for happy-hour drinks.

Ann Taylor Jeans

Modern Cropped Denim Jeans, $88 from Ann Taylor

Color Blocking

For weekend wear, look for a skinny, ankle pant or a crisp spring short in yellow for a casual cool. Colored denim or stretch satine cotton can be dressed up with florals and neutral footwear or down and color blocked with your favorite tee and a cropped jacket. Prepsters can adapt the look by tucking the top in and adding a skinny belt.

Another fun way to incorporate yellow into regular wear is through color blocking or popping accessories. Sandwich and stack yellow rings and bangles between metallics for a vibrant mixed-metal look. Use yellow as an accent color with typical navy, black, and white, as well as unique combinations for Spring like Pantone colors Margarita, Sweet Lilac, and Starfish.

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Lauren Ennis

Tuesday 31st of January 2012

Where is that yellow chiffon dress from??

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